How to Increase Browser Cache memory in Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox

Increase Browser Cache in Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox

A web browser cache is simply a place designated on your computer where the browser temporarily stores web page information– such as images and when you revisit the same site the web page loads faster than the first time visit that is because of the cache of the website stored in your computer’s temporary memory. 

How to Increase Browser cache memory in chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer
Now why we need to increase the browser cache memory? The answer is simple, just to make the web page load faster. It is one of the various factors that affect your web page loading speed. So today will see how to increase the cache memory in three most popular browsers namely Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.
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Follow below steps to Increase Cache memory in Internet Explorer.

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Click Tool icon (Gear icon upper right of the browser)
  3. Now Select Internet Option
  4. Below in Browsing History and click on Setting
  5. Now a window will appear
  6. In Temporary Internet Files select automatically and write the size of memory you want to allocate at least 256 (1= 1MB) or more if you have lots of free storage.
  7. Click OK and save your changes then click OK/Apply again to close the windows.

Follow below steps to Increase Cache memory in Mozilla Firefox.

  1. Open Firefox
  2. Click on Tools >> Options >> Advanced 
  3. In “Cache Web Content” select “Override automatic cache management.”
  4. write the size of memory you want to allocate at least 256(1=1MB)
  5. Now click on OK to save the setting

Follow below steps to Increase Cache memory in Google Chrome.

  • Right Click on the Google Chrome icon in desktop
  • Select properties
  • Properties >> Shortcut Tab
  • Below find Target and click inside the box
  • Now press “End” key on the keyboard and give space before entering the given code below.
  • Now copy and paste this at the end: -disk-cache-size-1000000
  • Click OK to save the setting.

If you would like to watch, instead of reading how to increase the cache in Chrome browser, here is a video tutorial showing the same. Make sure you give space before entering the code.

So this was about how you can increase the cache size in Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. After doing this, you may see a little performance improvement in your browser, but no drastic changes.  Chrome as a browser takes lots of resources on your computer hardware, and that is something you cannot change.  


    • Hi Lucas,

      Give space before pasting the command.

      E.g. If your target is C:\Users\dell\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe

      then give a space and enter –disk-cache-size-1000000

      It will look like this C:\Users\dell\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe –disk-cache-size-1000000

  1. when i start the crome it showing like this

    Oops! Google Chrome could not find xn--disk-cache-size-1000000-wm2n


  2. THIS WORKED FOR ME “C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” -disk-cache-size-1000000

    • Using chrome://net-internals/#httpCache
      My Current size: 335154406
      -disk-cache-size-1000000 is smaller than what I currently have???

  3. For Chrome: It seems that the typed script in the website here contains a double width hyphen for the first hyphen. This is a different character to a standard hyphen. I retyped this manually and it seems to have worked. (there is a quote mark and a space before the hyphen too)

  4. Hello there! This post couldn?t be written any better! Looking through this post reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He constantly kept preaching about this. I am going to forward
    this article to him. Fairly certain he’s going to have a good read.
    Many thanks for sharing!


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